Panipat: Indian Oil Plans Panipat Refinery Upkeep to Improve Naphtha Cracking Plant, Assets Say

The Indian Petroleum Company is making plans upkeep on its 300,000 bbl/d Panipat refinery in northern India, which incorporates shutting down a naphtha hydrocracking plant for roughly 80 days and part processing crude oil for roughly a month, the assets stated.

The rustic’s biggest refinery will shut a naphtha cracker at its Panipat plant from Monday for renovations to extend ethylene manufacturing capability, other people conversant in the plan stated.

The cracker yearly consumes about 2.3 million heaps of naphtha and produces 857 thousand heaps of ethylene.

The refinery has already close down one of the downstream polymer vegetation related to the cracker, the assets stated, who requested to not be named as a result of they aren’t approved to talk to the media.

The improve goals to extend the cracker’s ethylene plant’s annual capability by means of 13% to 970,000 tonnes whilst lowering polypropylene manufacturing, they stated.

The state-run IOC additionally plans to near part of its 300,000 bpd Panipat refinery for a month-long upkeep from round October 26, the assets stated.

In conjunction with a 150,000 bbl/d crude oil distillation unit (CDU), IOC will close down a hydrocracking unit, diesel gas desulfurization and a few different ancillary devices for upkeep, they stated.

The IOC didn’t reply to a Reuters request for remark.

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